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Limpopo Poetry Competition announces winners

News in brief: 07 May 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The Writers Corner Institute, which aims to promote, unite, and empower writers through the use of poetry, hosted the Limpopo Poetry Competition on Saturday, 1 May.

The cat with nine lives, DJ Mawelewele is back!

Entertainment: 07 May 2021

Last Saturday (1 May) was a special day to remember for local radio lovers when famous presenter Mulalo Masindi (38), better known as DJ Mawelewele, returned to the airwaves after almost two months of being “in the wilderness”.  The prolific radio presenter parted ways with Vhembe FM in February after he accused the radio management of discriminating against and firing him because he had disclosed his positive Covid-19 status.

Newborn baby gets dumped in pit toilet

News: 07 May 2021 By Silas Nduvheni

The baby girl dumped in a pit toilet last week is recovering at Tshilidzini Hospital. She is currently in the care of nurses there. The mother, who had allegedly thrown her into the toilet, remains in custody.

Only Chippa can spoil TTM's Nedbank dream

Sport: 07 May 2021 By Frank Mavhungu

The long-awaited Nedbank Cup final between Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC (TTM) and Chippa United will be staged at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein tomorrow evening (Saturday). The interesting part of this year’s final is that the teams that will take part are not certain about their future as affiliates of the DStv Premiership League.

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Dj Dumza the beat-maker

Entertainment: 20 December 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Dj Dumza is a beat-maker whose talents are clearly reflected in the music he produces.

The old coat still maketh the man

News in brief: 20 December 2020

Most people cannot keep clothes for more than 10 years, but an old man from Tshiombo village outside Thohoyandou takes pride in his 54-year-old dust coat that he bought for R2 in 1966. This is the inspiring and wonderful story of Mr Kanakana Jutas Mathoho (82) who values his possessions.

The VBS horror story, now at a bookstore near you

News: 20 December 2020 By Anton van Zyl

Perhaps, one day, a movie might be made about South Africa’s greatest bank heist. Some famous Hollywood actors could potentially be roped in to play the roles of the protagonists. I can picture a younger Forest Whitaker featuring in the role of Tshifhiwa Matodzi, the man whom advocate Terry Motau described as the mastermind behind the scam.

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Well-known Louis Trichardt businessman allegedly kidnapped

News: 09 April 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Makhado police have made an urgent appeal for any information that might help locate well-known Louis Trichardt businessman, Mr Shyam Premjee, who was allegedly kidnapped by a number of unknown suspects earlier this morning.

Community devastated by no news about Shyam Premjee

News: 04 May 2021 By Anton van Zyl

No news about the fate of the 36-year-old Louis Trichardt businessman, Shyam Premjee, has been received yet. He was violently abducted on his way to work on Friday, 9 April.

‘Razz Matazz’ returns to the airwaves

Entertainment: 07 January 2021

Legendary retired king of the airwaves Ntshavheni Russel ‘Razz Matazz’ Mashige celebrated his 70th birthday in style. After being “off air” for years, Mashige mesmerised radio lovers when he hosted a two-hour programme on community radio station Vhembe FM as part of his birthday celebration.

We must know where we are if we want to know where to go

Letters: 07 January 2021

As a democratic society with a diverse population of different cultures, languages, and religions, we are duty bound to ensure that we develop a unity of purpose and spirit that recognises and celebrates our diversity.

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Gneg's dress catches the eye of Miss SA

News: 21 November 2020 By Maanda Bele

When a young fashion designer from Mukula village outside Thohoyandou decided to spoil herself with a dress for her birthday this year, she ended up designing an outfit similar to the one that Miss SA, Shudufhadzo Musida, wore when she was crowned.

“Tell me what I owe VBS”

News: 26 June 2020 By Anton van Zyl

Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu Ramabulana will have no problem settling any legitimate VBS Mutual Bank debt he may have, but he needs to be properly informed of the details of the money he is supposed to owe.

Makhadzi is a free artist now

News: 18 January 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The popular Queen of Tshivenda wedding songs, Ndivhudzannyi “Makhadzi” Ralivhona, announced last week that she had parted ways with her manager, Rita Dee, following a period of what she describes as “abuse”.

Makhadzi accuses manager of exploiting her

News: 10 January 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The queen of Tshivenda wedding songs, Makhadzi, dropped a bombshell when she started uploading a stream of status updates on her Facebook page, demanding her “monies” from her “abusive” manager, Rita Dee, on Monday.